Medical research at BGU covers the spectrum of human health, with emphasis on neurosciences, diabetes, cardio metabolic health, and cancer.

BGU is an important player in the international bio-medical research arena. Pioneering research is conducted by highly respected senior faculty, a cadre of young scientists returning to Israel from prestigious institutions, and exceptional graduate and postgraduate research fellows. Collaborations between the health, natural and engineering sciences foster an environment of research innovation. BGU’s commitment to community is reflected in research focusing on the health problems of the Negev, especially in the fields of genetics, nutrition and psychiatry.

“The biggest health problem of the 21st century is neurological disease. More than 30 percent of the global population suffers from some type of brain disorder.”
– Prof. Alon Friedman

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JWeekly: Israel’s Top Space Scientists Visit the Bay Area

November 3, 2022

Tags: Medical Research

Three of Israel's leading space scientists joined a special panel in San Francisco on October 25 about scientific innovation and space.

JNS: BGU Medical Student is Israel’s 75,000th Oleh

August 24, 2022

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Medical Research

Jewish News Syndicate — A total of 225 new immigrants from North America landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday
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Jerusalem Post: Broccoli Beats Bacteria Resistant to Antibiotics

July 12, 2022

Tags: Medical Research

BGU researchers discover broccoli may be the key to stopping bacteria resistant to antibiotics and could fight diseases such as cystic fibrosis.